ANGEL Martinez may have been a key player in Ian Holloway's Blackpool side but the Spaniard won't receive special treatment now he's a Millwall player.
Holloway has drafted in Martinez on a one-year contract but says the 28-year-old is unlikely to go straight into the starting XI and shouldn't expect "any favours".
The Lions boss believes the former Espanyol star will make a huge impact in the dressing room even if he isn't a regular in the side.
He said: "Our policy is that better people make better Millwall players. That’s what we've stuck to this summer.
"Whether I pick Angel or not, he's a top professional.
"He was more than happy to come here on a one-year deal, which could become two years if he plays a certain amount of games, and I'm delighted to have him again.
"He's a wonderful person. He knows how to play in three or four positions inside out, he knows what I’m all about and I’m looking forward to working with him again.
"He's not going to get any favours but it won't be long before he slips into my group and looks like he's always been there.
"He knows my way of doing things immediately. Angel understands that the team is doing well and we're in fifth position in the league.
"We're on a half-decent run and he'll be used when I see fit, with the utmost respect shown to me."
Holloway may also use Martinez to attract more Spanish players to The Den.
"He helped me at Blackpool in exactly the same way," explained the Millwall boss.
"His passing is fantastic. He had an unbelievable education and upbringing earlier in his career. He's just a quality person – that's all I can say.
"That man goes out of his way to help other people – him and his wife have helped out at soup kitchens. That's what I like about him.
"He cares about people and our fans will love him. At first it was a big step up for him because coming to England was a game-changer.
"In Spanish football you don't get clattered – if you slip over the referee will give you a free kick.
"I remember Angel's first game, against Sean Dyche's Watford, and he had four lumps on the back of his head. I told him: ‘welcome to England!’"